Innovative, green and inclusive
Hamburg – our wonderfully green metropolis in the north of Germany – attaches great importance to sustainability in all respects. In this respect, the topic not only has a hand and a foot in Hamburg’s MICE industry, but also a lot of heart. The conference options range from e-mobility and certified hotels to green venues and innovative catering concepts. We’ll just throw the current buzzwords “nose to tail” and “cradle to cradle” into the room here – but more on that later!
For us at the Hamburg Convention Bureau, sustainable meetings mean leaving a positive handprint – and there are many ways to do this. Hamburg does not reduce the topic of sustainability to “green”, but looks at the term in all its facets. Because it’s not just about ecological sustainability, the social and economic components are also a topic with which you can leave an added value at your own event. It’s a good thing that Hamburg is ideally positioned here. Hamburg offers the perfect setting for planning events that are more than just environmentally friendly. Are you curious? Then let us take you on a journey to sustainable Hamburg.
Since 2015, the city on the Elbe has been pursuing a climate plan to actively advance the implementation of the SGDs of the United Nations’ Agenda 2030. This of course includes reducing CO2 emissions by 70% by 2030 and achieving climate neutrality by 2045.
However, there are also other points such as the environment and the city, participation and social cohesion, as well as education and science. But even today, Hamburg already has a lot to show: Hamburg has won several sustainability awards such as the Good Design Award 2021 “Green City of the Year” and was Europe’s Environmental Capital in 2011.
Perhaps one of the most exciting facts, however, is that in addition to the well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site Speicherstadt, Hamburg also has a natural World Heritage Site on the UNESCO list: The Hamburg Wadden Sea National Park in the Elbe estuary of the North Sea, which can be visited and experienced with a visit to Neuwerk Island.
Project Manager Sustainability MICE